Our Pest Management Industry Development Officer, Janine Clark, works to maintain access to chemicals for growers via off-label permits and label amendments. Growcom is able to apply for and hold off-label permits on behalf of growers. This service is available to our members at a discounted rate.
Growcom has developed pest management strategy documents for 32 different industries, which were the forerunner to more current Strategic Agrochemical Review Process reports (SARPS) by the HAL Minor Use Coordinator, to enable a more planned and strategic approach to pest management.
Janine has used Infopest since the 2000s to develop Growcom’s first Pest Management Plan for the horticulture industry and provide horticulture growers with access to approved chemicals via off-label permits and label amendments. The database is a vital industry tool which has been maintained for the benefit of industry.
Growcom uses its agri-political influence and relationships with Biosecurity Queensland, Plant Health Australia and the federal Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry to ensure biosecurity issues are dealt with efficiently on behalf of growers.